Thursday, June 11, 2020

COVID-19 non-compliance: Anambra to close Eke Awka Market - ITREALMS

ITREALMS:

The Anambra State government has declare that Eke Awka market would be closed from Monday, June 15, 2020, for lack of compliance to the Coronavirus or COVID-19 protocols, reports 
ITREALMS.

Secretary to the Anambra State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, disclosed this on Thursday to 
ITREALMS, saying that Eke Awka Market, in Awka South Local Government will be shut down.

This, he said, is as a result of non-compliance by the market traders and customers with Covid-19 protocols including wearing of protective face masks, provision of running water and soap for washing of hands, keeping of physical distancing to name a few.

He also said in a press statement avaialble 
ITREALMS, that effective Monday, 15th June, 2020, curfew in Awka South local government will be from 8pm to 6am daily, until further notice.

These actions by the government is as a result of increased cases of Covid-19 in Awka South Local Government.

The government is also putting other market leaders and local government councils in the state on notice that a similar curfew action will be taken, and markets in the local government closed down if it is discovered that such markets do not observe Covid-19 protocols.

"All should please be guided and take the issue of observing Covid-19 protocols seriously," he warned.

Ozo Nweke Ozo in Awka/Editor

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